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Makan

28 Nov. 2013 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 28 Nov. 2013
  • Release Date: 28 Nov. 2013
  • Label: Contre-Jour
  • Copyright: Contre-Jour
  • Total Length: 1:02:41
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  • ASIN: B00H03G6SA
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,635 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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I've listened to a lot of oud music recently from all over the Middle East, having recently got myself an oud and wanting to listen to the masters. Of course there are many oud players who are virtuosos and technically brilliant, however, for me what was always missing was some real tangible emotion in the playing. I first heard Driss el Maloumi playing on Hesperion XXI's "Orient - Occident" album and was instantly taken aback by his technical ability and the texture with which he plays. Every note had a tangible feel to it which you could reach out and grab.

Driss doesn't put out a lot of solo albums [this is his second, I think] and I'm glad to say that Makan is in exactly the style that I came to favour on the Hesperion album, there is just so much feeling to the music here. On this album Driss is joined by a couple of other musicians on percussion - but fear not - the percussion here is very subtle and understated and perfectly fits in with however quiet or loud Driss is playing. It just feel part of the whole thing rather than being something you can single out. One or two of the tracks have vocals in them which are again, quite subtle and not overpowering, and I was pleased to see the inclusion of some female vocals in places as well.

Of course the main standout is the oud itself which takes centre stage as you'd expect, being mostly an instrumental album. The overall feel to the album is energetic and rhythmical, but in an understated way; it's like the fast movement of a very modern high-speed train - you know you're going somewhere fast, but the journey is so smooth and well-paced. The melodies are quite introspective, there nothing too 'happy' here.
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